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By Ron Hutchcraft
When I was a kid, the Christmas season always began the same way - we went out and got our Christmas Tree. Now with kids and grandkids the tree is still the center of our Christmas!
But then, in a way, a tree was at the center of the first Christmas. The angel told Joseph, "You are to name Him Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21).
That "saving" us from our running our own lives would require the greatest act of love and sacrifice in history. In the Bible's words, "He carried our sins in His own body on the tree" (1 Peter 2:24). That tree was the cross where Jesus laid down His life to pay sin's death penalty that we deserve. Born in a manger to die on a cross.
My whole life changed when I said two words in my heart - "For me." He loves me. He died for me.
That tree - and what we do with what Jesus did there - is the deciding factor in where we'll spend eternity. If you want to take what Jesus died there to give you, contact us at 888-NEED-HIM or ChatAboutJesus.com. Because you really do... need Him.